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Office of Engagement Initiatives is hiring two graduate students

Engaged Leadership Graduate Program Coordinators (GPCs) support Engaged Cornell programs to strengthen student leadership development through community engagement experiences. GPCs report to the director of student leadership. Engaged Leadership offers two graduate positions: the GPC Assessment and Data and the GPC Critical Reflection.

  • The GPC Assessment and Data is responsible for monitoring the evaluation and assessment of student learning and satisfaction surveys for all Engaged Leadership programs, facilitating conversations on this data and compiling end-of-semester reports. The GPC supports the undergraduate team with data for continuous program development.
  • The GPC Critical Reflection refines, tracks, reads and scores student written critical reflections, convenes and leads teams of readers to do the same and supports a community of undergraduate critical reflection facilitators within student organizations.

This is a yearlong position for academic year 2018-19.

Eligibility is limited to masters/professional students who are not fully supported on assistantship or fellowship.

Interested graduate students should email a cover letter and resume to bishop@cornell.edu.

A new paradigm of leadership is needed to challenge pressing public crises. As a project of the Office of Engagement Initiatives (OEI), Engaged Leadership stands at the intersection of student leadership development and knowledge with a public purpose. OEI amplifies the Engaged Cornell mission by leading programs, supporting scholarship and promoting practices related to high-quality community engagement. Through the funding of projects and curricula, OEI assists faculty, staff, students and alumni as they cultivate collaborative partnerships that address complex social issues.

Within Engaged Leadership, Graduate Program Coordinators play a leadership role by serving as role models and mentors to the team of ten undergraduate Engaged Ambassadors (EAs). Duties for both positions include personal and professional growth through program coordination, grant administration, event planning, evaluation and reporting; and managing email, phone and in-person correspondence with various OEI stakeholders.

Qualifications

OEU seeks candidates with demonstrated strengths in the following area:

  • Commitment to community engagement and leadership development
  • Experience with leading and/or supporting student-led service-learning, community development, volunteer, community organizing, philanthropy or social enterprise projects
  • A track record of cultivating a learning community through action and reflection
  • Time management and organizational skills
  • Experience taking initiative with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects and prioritize accordingly
  • Written and verbal communication skills; ability to tell a compelling story
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

Schedule: 10 hours per week, at least 2 days of at least 4 hours each day. Must be available Tuesdays 4:30-6 p.m.

Wage: $15/hour

General Duties for both GPC positions

  • Establish a positive culture of empowerment and respect among Engaged Ambassador (EA) undergraduate leader team
  • Mentor two teams of EAs
  • Meet with EA project teams bi-weekly and submit updates to director of student leadership
  • Model for EAs how to facilitate workshops and meetings, and strong program coordination, grant administration, event planning, evaluation and reporting, and professional communication
  • Facilitate two EA seminars each semester
  • Submit biweekly written updates to director
  • Meet biweekly with director to reflect, strategize, refocus on projects
  • Identify and attend a professional development workshop

GPC Assessment and Data

The GPC Assessment and Data is responsible for monitoring the evaluation and assessment of student learning and satisfaction surveys for all Engaged Leadership programs, facilitating conversations on this data and compiling end-of-semester reports. The GPC supports the undergraduate team with data for continuous program development.

  • Track and offer suggestions on overall Engaged Leadership assessment and data plan
  • Assess student learning from workshops, dialogues and presentations, offering initial analysis
  • Ensure all program activities relate to six student learning outcomes (SLOs)
  • Evaluate program ability to meet six SLOs through Engaged Leadership program interventions
  • Monitor student satisfaction of all programs through surveys
  • Meet monthly with director and senior fellow of program evaluation to discuss logic model and evaluation plan; prepare for and facilitate “data parties”
  • Prepare end of semester reports based on quarterly data parties
  • Continuously report on progress toward overall goals and barriers to success; make recommendations to director
  • Manage CU ID Scan data

GPC Critical Reflection

The GPC Critical Reflection refines, tracks, reads and scores student written critical reflections, convenes and leads teams of readers to do the same and supports a community of undergraduate critical reflection facilitators within student organizations.

  • Read and score student reflections based on a rubric using the “What? So what? Now what?” model
  • Coordinate larger reading teams of students, faculty and staff, as needed
  • Provide timely written feedback to 150+ students pursuing the certificate as they submit reflections
  • Provide timely written feedback to 80 winter and 50 summer travel grant recipients
  • Lead skill building workshops for undergraduate students who, in turn, facilitate critical reflection for their peers
  • Support a community of facilitators
  • Facilitate critical reflection workshops through Be the Change series
  • Attend EA-facilitated capstone dialogue sessions within their first three weeks to provide observation feedback
  • As needed, facilitate capstone dialogue sessions